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Cambridge Companions to Music : The Cambridge Companion to Schoenberg - Jennifer Shaw

Cambridge Companions to Music

The Cambridge Companion to Schoenberg

By: Jennifer Shaw (Editor), Joseph Auner (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 13th May 2010
ISBN: 9780521870498
Number Of Pages: 336

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Arnold Schoenberg - composer, theorist, teacher, painter, and one of the most important and controversial figures in twentieth-century music. This Companion presents engaging essays by leading scholars on Schoenberg's central works, writings, and ideas over his long life in Vienna, Berlin, and Los Angeles. Challenging monolithic views of the composer as an isolated elitist, the volume demonstrates that what has kept Schoenberg and his music interesting and provocative was his profound engagement with the musical traditions he inherited and transformed, with the broad range of musical and artistic developments during his lifetime he critiqued and incorporated, and with the fundamental cultural, social, and political disruptions through which he lived. The book provides introductions to Schoenberg's most important works, and to his groundbreaking innovations including his twelve-tone compositions. Chapters also examine Schoenberg's lasting influence on other composers and writers over the last century.

'... there are ... two core chapters, both by Richard Kurth, which fruitfully align (with no attempt at spurious integration) the central aesthetic theme of modernism with fundamental technical topics.' Musical Times
'[This] volume is expertly edited, the chronology, bibliography, footnotes, and index are exemplary, the music examples and tables are irreproachable, and the nineteen individual contributions develop into a coherent book in content, style, and technical presentation. The authors and editors of [this] Schoenberg volume maintain the high standards of the Cambridge Companion series.' Music and Letters

Notes on contributorsp. vii
Acknowledgementsp. x
Chronology of Schoenberg's life and worksp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Schoenberg's early yearsp. 13
Schoenberg's liederp. 15
Schoenberg and the tradition of chamber music for stringsp. 30
Two early Schoenberg songs: monotonality, multitonality, and schwebende Tonalit├Ątp. 53
Arnold Schoenberg and Richard Straussp. 68
Schoenberg, modernism, and modernityp. 79
Interpreting Erwartung: collaborative process and early receptionp. 81
The rise and fall of radical athematicismp. 94
Schoenberg, modernism, and metaphysicsp. 108
Pierrot lunaire: persona, voice, and the fabric of allusionp. 120
Schoenberg between the World Warsp. 135
Schoenberg as teacherp. 137
Schoenberg, satire, and the Zeitoperp. 147
Schoenberg's row tables: temporality and the ideap. 157
Immanence and transcendence in Moses und Aronp. 177
Schoenberg, the Viennese-Jewish experience and its aftermathp. 191
Schoenberg's American yearsp. 207
Cadence after thirty-three years: Schoenberg's Second Chamber Symphony, Op. 38p. 209
Schoenberg's collaborationsp. 226
Listening to Schoenberg's Piano Concertop. 238
Schoenberg reception in America, 1933-51p. 247
Schoenberg: dead or alive? His reception among the postwar European avant-gardep. 258
Notesp. 269
Select bibliographyp. 293
Indexp. 301
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ISBN: 9780521870498
ISBN-10: 0521870496
Series: Cambridge Companions to Music
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 13th May 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.7  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.81